Teaching and Learning Staff at Frist
Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, Director of the McGraw Center and Associate Dean of the College
328A Frist Campus Center
We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu has been named director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and associate dean of the college, effective July 18. Please contact the McGraw Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-258-2575 if you have any questions or concerns.
Rebecca joins the McGraw Center after serving as the founding dean of Whitman College for close to a decade. A graduate of Middlebury College, Rebecca was selected for a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in France prior to joining Princeton’s Department of French and Italian as a doctoral candidate. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 2002. Rebecca taught literature, language and film at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and at Haverford College. She returned to Princeton in 2003 to join the residential college staff of Rockefeller College.
During her tenure in the colleges, Rebecca has also been a director for the Humanities program of the Freshman Scholars Institute (2003 – 2006) and participated in several campus-wide committees, including the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership and the Residential College Task Force. A seasoned academic adviser who has worked closely with undergraduates at all stages of their Princeton career, Rebecca is looking forward to putting her expertise as a teacher and dean at the service of the McGraw Center.
Janet Temos, Director, Educational and Classroom Technologies
328B Frist Campus Center
Janet is the director of ECT, whose mission is to assist Princeton faculty in using computer technology in their teaching and research. Her special interests in educational technology include student response systems, course blogs, annotation applications, digital publications, and tools for academic writing. She began working with the Educational Technologies Center (ETC) in 1993 and became a full-time member of the staff in 2000. Janet was trained as an architectural historian, and received degrees in art history from Williams College (MA 1992), and Princeton University (PhD 2001). Her specialization is in the art and architecture of the English baroque. She has taught courses at Lehigh University, The College of New Jersey, and Princeton University. Janet is coauthor of articles on the history of architecture and art of the Indian subcontinent, and the author of several book reviews as well as articles on the use of technology in teaching.
Nic Voge, Associate Director, Undergraduate Learning Program
328E Frist Campus Center
Nic develops, designs and directs McGraw’s undergraduate academic support programming including Study Hall, Strategic Learning Consultations, Learning Strategy Workshops, Review Sessions, and other course-specific programming. He hires, trains and supervises a staff of 70+ graduate and undergraduate fellows. Recognizing the variety and complexity of learning demands students encounter when studying in various disciplines and courses, our programs focus on assisting students as they adapt to unfamiliar learning situations as they transition into and through Princeton University. In his research and writing Nic investigates the unique educational expectations of elite research universities such as Princeton. Working with individual faculty members and graduate students, Nic adopts a comprehensive approach to course design in order to enhance learning from teaching. He is active in the College Reading and Learning Association and is currently co-authoring a book (Cambridge University Press) aimed at helping university professors promote student engagement in their courses.
Geneva Stein, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Learning Program
328C Frist Campus Center
Geneva administers the Study Hall @Frist quantitative peer-tutoring program. She hires, schedules, and mentors 90+ undergraduate study hall tutors and works with McGraw Graduate Fellows to design and facilitate a comprehensive, ongoing tutor training program. McGraw’s tutor training is based on a reflective practitioner model recognizing that tutors, like other educators, can continuously improve and augment their skills. Geneva received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience and marries her STEM background with learning support by running workshops focused on undergraduate research skills, thesis prep, time management, and the science of student learning. She also provides individual learning consultations for students from STEM disciplines.
Sandra Moskovitz, Manager
328D Frist Campus Center
Sandy’s responsibilities include coordinating the AI Orientations, the Teaching Transcript and Mentoring Fund programs, as well as the Graduate Mentoring Award for faculty. In addition she serves the McGraw Center as financial manager. A member of the McGraw staff since 2000, Sandy completed the HR Management Development Certificate Program. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College.
Wanda Holovacs, Program Coordinator
328 Frist Campus Center
Wanda Holovacs has been part of the McGraw Center professional staff since its inception in 1998. Reporting to the Center Director, she provides high-level professional support and administrative assistance to the Director, as well as administrative oversight of McGraw programs located at Frist, including the Undergraduate Learning Program, the Educational and Classroom Technologies group and various initiatives led by the Center Director. Prior to her current position, she worked at various locations on campus, including the facilities and mathematics departments. Outside of work, Wanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has many interests and hobbies, including traveling, cooking, and photography.
Margaret "Margo" Orlando, Program Administrator, Mid-Career Fellowship Program
327 Frist Campus Center
Margaret “Margo” Orlando administers the Mid-Career Fellowship Program, a one-year fellowship for NJ community college professors and academic administrators who come to Princeton to revitalize their academic interests and teaching. Margo works closely with each year’s cohort of Fellows to facilitate their coursework at Princeton and coordinates the Fellows’ Seminar; at the end of the year, she prepares their essays for online publication and assembles a retrospective of their work in a yearbook. Prior to joining McGraw, Margaret worked as a Project Manager for the Woodrow Wilson School’s Survey Research Center on the Mellon Foundation sponsored Graduate Education Initiative Study. She also served as Project Manager for the MacArthur Foundation sponsored New Jersey Housing and Community Study, where the results were recently published in the book Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb. A native New Yorker, Margo resides in Princeton with her filmmaker husband, Robert and son, Dante.